Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits areas of moderate coral growth (Ref. 9710). Solitary and found close to shelter (Ref. 9710).
  • Randall, J.E. 1986 Red Sea reef fishes. London, Immel Publishing. 192 p. (Ref. 8883)
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Persian Gulf.
  • Randall, J.E. 1995 Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)
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Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf).
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 150 mm TL
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Max. size

15.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 8883))
  • Randall, J.E. 1986 Red Sea reef fishes. London, Immel Publishing. 192 p. (Ref. 8883)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.61 - 12
  Temperature range (°C): 28.941 - 29.336
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.152 - 0.176
  Salinity (PPS): 34.134 - 34.348
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.454 - 4.517
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 0.167
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.097 - 1.338

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.61 - 12

Temperature range (°C): 28.941 - 29.336

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.152 - 0.176

Salinity (PPS): 34.134 - 34.348

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.454 - 4.517

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 0.167

Silicate (umol/l): 1.097 - 1.338
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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